Re: [CR]eBay outing, Taylor Tandem w/sidecar


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Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 17:08:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Syke - Deranged Few M/C <sykerocker@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]eBay outing, Taylor Tandem w/sidecar
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, thomasthomasa@yahoo.com


Ah, for someone who lives, eats and sleeps classic British motorcycles (my rocker bike, a Bonnie cafe racer is on the bench as I write) the Watsonian is very well known.

They were among the better made and known of the British sidecar manufacturers, usually pulled by something along the lines of a 600cc Panther single, although just about anything British or German could be found hooked up to them.

Unfortunately, the advent of the Mini in 1959 brought that world crashing down rather quickly.

Reading your original note, I just about sh*t myself and the description, and howled with laughter upon bringing up the page. It never occurred to me to do this kind of hookup - but now I get all sorts of ideas of a proper place for a Masi.

George R. "Syke" Paczolt Montpelier, VA

Original message:

Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 04:32:47 -0700 (PDT) From: Thomas Adams <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com> To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: [CR]eBay outing, Taylor Tandem w/sidecar Message-ID: <20060502113247.54783.qmail@web35605.mail.mud.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Precedence: list Message: 10

Here's something different, a nice looking Jack Taylor Tandem with something called a Watsonian sidecar. Buy it now is set at 750 pounds ($1,370, I make it in US dollars). Who was Watsonian, and how did these side cars work? Is it articulated, allowing the tandem to lean into turns? How much did the entire thing weigh?

Syke Deranged Few M/C

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